Vicki Christiansen is shown in this 2012 photo when Christiansen served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Mont. Christiansen, the U.S. Forest Service’s new chief is pledging to rid the agency of sexual harassment and discrimination amid fresh revelations of misconduct within its ranks. Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that the Forest Service is in need of a culture change. She pledged to enact new systems and overhaul existing processes to ensure a safe and functional work environment. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)

Forest Service chief insists she can reverse longstanding culture of harassment, retaliation

The Forest Service has implemented new programs in attempt to reverse employee harassment, misconduct and retaliation, but victims say the agency’s efforts…

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Most agencies lack consistent disciplinary guidelines, oversight chairman finds

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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. walks to a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was infuriated when the Republican leadership decided late New Year's Day to not vote on aid for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

10 House Republicans and 18 senators speak out against federal retirement cuts

Ten House Republicans reiterated their concerns for the recent fiscal 2018 budget proposals that would make significant changes to the federal retirement…

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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will consider a series of bills this week that could impact the federal workforce. Among them is legislation…

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Jason Chaffetz

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It’s unclear exactly when Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will leave office, but his departure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees opens the door to a variety of new candidates, who have the opportunity to shift the committee’s focus back to issues of federal and financial management and government efficiency.

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